Sunday, November 09, 2014

New Yankee Candles & My Collection ♥

It's no secret that I love candles, I always have done. They've always been a staple item in my bedroom since I was a teenager and ever since I moved out of home they've been dotted around my house, gracing every room not just for decoration but also for fragrance purposes. My favourite candle brand by far is Yankee Candle, I'm sure I'm not alone in my addiction to their gorgeous smelling candles. I love the look of the candles in their glass jars, the range of colours and scents they're available in and how long lasting they are, the scents linger in the room long after being burnt. These candles can be on the pricey side but I think the burning time far outweigh the price.

 These are the newest editions to my collection and they're all quite festive. Snowflake Cookie and Cranberry Ice are fragrances of the month for November so they're highly discounted at the moment. I kind of wish I had gotten the bigger jars in these as I've burned my way through quite a lot of them already. Snowflake Cookie is super sweet smelling and I wasn't sure if I was actually going to like it but it is lovely and does smell like freshly baked cookies with icing. Cranberry Ice has a gorgeous Winter Garden is a new fragrance and it has the slight smell of Christmas with hints of cinnamon but it also quite fresh smelling like a garden after it rains, I love it. I couldn't resist picking up more wax tart melts as they last for ages. Icicles has a similar scent to Winter Garden and I actually want to get this scent in a big candle. Angels Wings is quite a soft, fresh smell and I actually only got it for the name - I have a bit of an angel obsession.

 Halloween week my lovely fiance surprised me with five new Yankee Candles to add to my collection, one large jar candle and four votive ones, I was so surprised and delighted by my gifts as you can imagine! The large jar candle is Happy Halloween, a limited edition black candle which smells like liquorice. Now I can't say I'm a fan of the taste or smell of liquorice but I'm getting a chocolatey scent from this candle too so it's all good. I love having seasonal candles around my home so this was perfect for burning on Halloween week. The votive candles I was given were Amber Moon - another Halloween candle, Red Velvet, Red Apple Wreath and Cranberry Wreath. All of these votive candles smell beautiful and I usually save burning my votive candles for dinner times or when I'm relaxing in the evening.

My six votive candles - Red Apple Wreath, Red Velvet, Amber Moon, Cranberry Pear, Vanilla Lime and Pink Dragon Fruit.

As you can probably tell I have a particular penchant for the wax tart melts, they last forever and are so cheap at just €1.50 each so it's very easy to get carried away with buying them all when I go to the candle store.
My seventeen wax tart melts  are - Loves Me, Loves Me Not, Fluffy Towels, Soft Blanket, Christmas Memories, Champaca Blossom, Christmas Eve, Beach Flowers, Snow In Love, A Child's Wish, Pink Hibiscus, Lovely Kiku, Baby Powder, Lemon Lavender, Icicles, Angels Wings and French Lavender.

 I store my wax tart melts in a candy jar and my old Snow In Love jar which I sadly burnt up at the beginning of the year. I have one for spring/summer scents and one for autumn/winter/festive scents. These jars smell amazing when opened from all the different scents in them. I'm in need of a new jar as I have two tarts without a home but luckily I recently burnt up my Christmas Eve candle so I just need to clear that out to make room for them.
 This is my entire collection at the moment, I also have Christmas Wreath in a large jar candle which was super discounted in Home Store + More last Christmas. It smells like a walk in the woods after it's been raining, I love it. I would love some more glass jar candles and have my eye on Candy Cane Lane, Icicles and some other names from the Christmas collection. I also saw that there's a green Yankee Candle called Luck o' the Irish which I would love to have. I've heard it's super hard to get a hold of though, shame.

Do you have a candle obsession like I do? Are you a fan of the Yankee Candle brand?



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49 comments

  1. Omg.... Jealous of your candles hehehe.... Candles... Especially Yankee Candles.... My obsession :)

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  2. Wow that is quite the collection! Yankee candles are fantastic!

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  3. I've only recently got into candles in the last couple of years but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Yankee Candles! My faves are the Christmas Eve and Christmas Cookie from last year...mmm they smell so good! xx

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  4. Wow, they are amazing! I wish I had so many :D

    Kisses, Kali
    | Kali's inspiration board |

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  5. That's an impressive collection, Puts mine to shame! x

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  6. What a fun collection to have! I LOVE the design on the Happy Halloween jar. Yankee Candles really does make a lot of good-smelling items.

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  7. Wow..you have lots of candles collection :D I don't have any candles for collection, but I do have few perfume collection.

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  8. I'm a Yankee candle junkie, I would have the all if I could, but they're pretty expensive and I can only order them online I have to settle with some tarts. Also, I;ve discovered recently some candle that are quite as good as Yankee, but a bit cheaper, Village Candles

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  9. I think I would LOVE the Happy Halloween one, I love the smell and taste of licorice, I have never seen that in a candle!

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  10. Wow, you have a lot! I love their candles too.

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  11. Oooh, so many candles and they're all very pretty! My Mom would love them, for sure. They always make great decors at home.

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  12. I'm SO picky with candles, that I have only had 3 in my entire life - and I still have them all hahahaha. Right now I'm loving this "peony" one I bought from World Market a few months ago, it smells amazing.

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  13. I love your collection! I've used the wax melts before. I'm not sure where I stored mine, but I should get them out for Christmas!

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  14. I love Yankee Candle so much! Love your collection!

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  15. I love Yankee Candles. Every time we go to Cracker Barrel, we check out their massive collection.

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  16. Love their candles. The burn and smell so good

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  17. Wow that is quite a collection. I love these candles. So many great scents to choose from.

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  18. I have a love for candles too! I'm ashamed to admit, I've never tried a Yankee candle. I think it's time I tried one!

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  19. I love Yankee candles. There's just nothing like them. My fave is buttercream.

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  20. It's almost Christmas and I can't wait to get my hands on gingerbread scented candles, they are the best!

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  21. Oh the snowflake cookie candle sounds right up my alley. I love their candles!

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  22. You can never go wrong with candle. And I love Yankee Candles...

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  23. Love Yankee candles. Many scents to choose from!!

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  24. That is definitely an impressive collection! I love my candles too, but for some reason I could never justify spending so much on Yankee Candles. Now when they get marked down, that's a whole other story! ;-)

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  25. This looks like such a great collection for presents as well as to get my stock of candles up again. Thanks for sharing these!

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  26. Reading this I am thinking your house must smell so good with all of these candles. I love candles and have made them a couple of times. These scents sound amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love candles! Your pictures are awesome. Now I want to go buy some candles!

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  28. I love candles! The halloween ones are so cute. I like to change up scents a lot.

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  29. I love Yankee candles. They are classic for a good smell in your home. I love to draw a warm bath and light a few. Very relaxing.

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  30. Love those Yankee canldes. They are a bit on the expensive side so I don't buy them often but love their scents! My best friend is in love with Yankee. Her collection probably looks the same! lol

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  31. I will take ALL of those please!!! I LOVE Yankee Candles! I really don't care about the price. I love how well made they are and like you said, the burning time outweighs the price. You're wasting more money buying cheap candles that don't smell as yummy and burn quickly/unevenly. :)

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  32. Wow, I want all of these candles! I'm going to the mall today and am going to have to grab a few!
    I prefer when they are made from soy or have the no burning smell. Great post, so pretty!
    ~GINA

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  33. I definitely have a candle obsession! I've smelled the Snowflake Cookie Yankee Candle and it's AMAZING. My favorite candle scent at the moment (it's not a Yankee Candle, it's from Target) is Lavender Lemon. It's smells like heaven <3

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  34. I love Yankee Candle, they have so many lovely scents. I need to go buy some holiday scented candles!

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  35. I am in love with your candle collection! I love Yankee Candles as well, they smell so good and last so long! I love that you store them in old candle jars too! What a great idea!

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  36. They all sound amazing! My husband isn't too fond of anything too strong, so I've yet to find one that's been a hit! Holidays are my favorite scents by far!

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  37. I absolutely LOVE candles, but now that I have a cat, I feel like I can't burn them nearly enough. :( What do you use the wax tarts for?

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  38. You have an unbelievable candle collection! I bet it smells fabulous at your house everyday and every season/Holiday! <3

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  39. We don't have much access to Yankee Candles up here in Canada, so my go-to is usually Bath and Bodyworks. Maybe I'll have to hop over the border and try these babies out!
    :)

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  40. Wow! That's a lot of candles, I'm so jealous! I am obsessed with scented candles and of course Yankee Candles are some of the best. Especially around the holidays! These are great! :)

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  41. I've always loved Yankee Candles! They smell oh so good!

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  42. Oh my... I love candles and need to have at least one burning at all times (except for when Im sleeping or not home, ha)! These looks fabulous!!

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  43. I just bought a bunch of holiday votives, wax melts and the yankee advent calendar! I'm totally candle obsessed too!

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  44. Before using essential oils I used to use candles all the time. I loved all the variety of scents and colors to match my decor.

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  45. Christmas wreath sounds amazing - I haven't been to a Yankee Candle store in ages! I must go smell it for myself :) I share your obsession, but with Voluspa candles. I can't get enough!

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  46. OK, I have two yankee candles (recently burnt out) but this is on a whole other scale. You have so many! I definitely need to up my game with them!

    Katie <3

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  47. I have a huge candle obsession too, and Yankee candles are amazing!

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  48. Wow, that is a huge collection! I have a couple of friends who really enjoy collecting these candles.

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  49. I love these candle and Yankee Candles smell soooo good! You have a great collection!

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